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Shredding and Recycling: A Bright, Green Future

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There are so many security and organisational benefits to securely shredding your business’s documents, but with ShredEasy’s document recycling services your Brisbane business could also be saving the planet.

Recycling is important in its own right, but it also helps you build your brand’s environmental credentials, a valuable commodity in an increasingly socially conscious world.


Environmental Benefits of Recycling

Recycling paper documents and technology produces huge environmental benefits, including:

Saving Energy and Resources

Recycling dramatically reduces the energy and raw materials needed to create new products. At a time when resource depletion is a serious problem, this makes both environmental and economic sense.

Reducing Landfill

Reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfill is one of the most important roles of recycling. We’ve all seen horrific photos of rubbish polluting vast areas of ocean, or driven past a landfill site and choked on the stench.

But. rubbish creation is more than just ugly, it’s dangerous. Material from landfill sites is often full of toxins– including old computers and hard drive, which ShredEasy can recycle – that can end up in the environment. Water can leach through rubbish and into soil and rivers, contaminating it for years. Garbage dumps also produce the greenhouse gas methane.

Reducing Deforestation

The more paper waste can be recycled into new products, the less need there is to cut down precious forests for paper mills.

Fighting Climate Change

Recycling fights climate change on three fronts. By reducing the energy needed for production, it cuts down on industrial emissions. By helping reduce landfill, recycling can slow the production of the greenhouse gas methane, which is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Finally, by reducing the need for deforestation recycling helps us retain more trees, which absorb carbon dioxide.


Why Is It Important to Be Green?

There are two very good reasons to make your business more environmentally friendly. The first is sustainable growth – by conserving resources and the environment, you make it possible for your business and society to thrive in the long term.

The second reason is green branding. Most people care about the environment and will respect and trust your company and brand more if they can see that you do too. Using a recycling service for your shredded paper and technology is a concrete way to make your brand greener.


 ShredEasy: Shredding and Recycling In One Service

ShredEasy is committed to doing what’s right for the environment and our clients. We recycle all the waste from our shredding operations, unless it is impossible to do so. We recycle uniforms, hard drives, computers, and of course all paper waste.


Take the Next Step

Hiring ShredEasy for your shredding and recycling services in Brisbane is a good first step to making your company greener, but we encourage you to go further:

  • Reduce your carbon footprint by upgrading to low emissions vehicles.
  • Switch to organic, non-toxic products for your business where possible.
  • Find out what can be recycled – trust us, it’s more than you think!
  • Try to make do with less air-conditioning at work.

For shredding services that won’t cost the earth, call ShredEasy on (07) 3188 5882 or enquire online.